Moments usually have impacts on a person’s life and tend to change them whether it is for the good or the bad. The 5 moments that have impacted me and made me the learner I am were; the teachers I have had along the way, the times I failed, the bullying I dealt with, the daycare job that I had, and the support system I have. All these moments and people have impacted my life and made me the learner I am today.
All throughout my years in school I have had some really great teachers. I have made mental notes about the things they do that I would like to do and some things that I found that weren’t that great. These teachers were great because they would spend extra time with me if I didn’t understand what they were teaching. These great teachers also made their lessons to reach everyone’s learning style and it helped the students to be the best learner they could be. These teachers were also very encouraging on days that were tough.
There was a semester in college when I was going through a rough time. During that semester I was taking classes that had no interest to me but I knew I needed to take them in order to continue to become a teacher. I would try in these classes but since I wasn’t interested I had troubles fully understanding what I needed to do in order to get a good grade. After this semester was over I had failed two classes and was very embarrassed about it. Once I saw my grades I made a promise to myself that no matter how uninterested I am in a class that I take I would also do my best to make time to meet with the teacher and talk about what I am doing and what needs to be done. So far I have kept that promise.
Another time that made me the learner I am now is the time when I was bullied. Like other students I was bullied from 4th grade – sophomore year in high school. I was bullied for many reasons. When I was bullied I would do poorly in school because I was so nervous constantly watching my back hoping that people weren’t making fun of me. I use to be a people pleaser. With this experience I have learned that I just have to stay true to who I am and not let what others think about me effect my life. Yes, I still care what others think but I don’t let it control my life.
I used to work at a daycare back at home and when I would take care of the children in my classroom they would teach me things about life that I thought I had already figured out. The children taught me how to live life simple, the taught me to laugh at the things that I could not control. The things I taught them about how to stand in line, how to tie their shoes, how to go down the slide the right way were minor to the impact they had on my life.
As a student I have always had to work my hardest at getting good grades in school. I would often times become tired of trying so hard when I would see my friends just wing everything and always come out with an A or a B. When I started college I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to make it to the degree I wanted. After a phone call with my mom about me wanting to give up and move home I have had the best support from my family. My family, my friends, and my fiancé have been with me every step of the way when it comes to my schooling. They always check in with me to see how I am doing and if I am super stressed they know exactly what to say to help me get in a more positive outlook.